Sunday Slant by Tom Butterfield

THE  SUNDAY  SLANT ………………………………. December 4, 2016

BIRDS  OF  A  FEATHER

Just recently I read this line: “Always borrow money from a pessimist because he doesn’t expect to be paid back anyway!” I must remember that!

There may be a truth in this worth digging out.  Could this explain why some folks   hang out with people who are so pessimistic that they have already given up on anything good happening? To them, life stinks.  The past is disgusting and unforgivable. The future is doubtful. The present is the pits. Everyone is suspect. Don’t trust anyone. If you belong to this inglorious and ignominious clique, you can get by with about anything you want, because people expect the worst and the least from you anyway!

Now, I doubt that people would overtly and openly choose such people as friends, but they rather fall into their companionship because it demands so little in return. About all you have to do is attend the meetings, talk about how bad things are, hang your cloud along side of theirs, and you’re in! Meeting adjourned!

I Corinthians 15:33 speaks to us of the destructive nature of unwise companionship. An old saying: “He who lies down with dogs gets up with fleas!”

– Tom Butterfield


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